Claudia Loganes, Elisa Marini, Samuele Naviglio, Tarcisio Not, Annalisa Marcuzzi, Department of Medicine, Surgery, and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume, 447 Trieste, Italy
Erica Valencic, Alessia Pin, Stefano Martelossi, Luigina De Leo, Tarcisio Not, Lorenzo Monasta, Alberto Tommasini, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, I-34137 Trieste, Italy
Author contributions: Loganes C, Valencic E and Tommasini A designed the experimental plan and conceived and designed the research; Pin A, Marini E, De Leo L performed all experiments; Loganes C, Monasta L performed the statistical analyses; Martelossi S, Naviglio S and Not T enrolled the patients and provided patient samples; Loganes C, Tommasini A, Marcuzzi A wrote the paper; Martelossi S and Marcuzzi A revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content; all authors read and approved the final version of this manuscript.
Supported by Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS “ Burlo Garofolo”, No. RC 03/09.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste, Italy (RC 03/2009).
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Alberto Tommasini, MD, PhD, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Via dell’Istria 65/1, I-34137 Trieste, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: June 28, 2016
Peer-review started: June 29, 2016
First decision: July 29, 2016
Revised: August 12, 2016
Accepted: September 6, 2016
Article in press: September 6, 2016
Published online: November 28, 2016